Union II

Preview | Union II hit the road looking to remain unbeaten


Philadelphia Union II head to the midwest looking to keep their unbeaten streak alive as they take on FC Cininnati 2 on Sunday afternoon. Don't miss the unbeaten Boys in Blue with the action free on MLSNEXTPro.com.

Head Coach Marlon LeBlanc's crew has compiled three wins and three draws, while their upcoming opponent hasn't fared nearly as well, with two wins, three loses, and a draw so far in 2024. The Philly side is at the top of the East with 14 points, far above Cincinnati, who sits in eight place with half of that total.

Cincinnati's has scored 10 goals this year, and three have come from 22-year-old defender Amir Daley, who's in his first MLS NEXT Pro season. He also leads the team in assists with two, tied with University of Pennsylvania alum Ben Stitz. The 23-year-old has hit the back of the net twice, most recently scoring in their match against Atlanta United 2 last weekend.

LeBlanc's lineup has the youngest starters in the entire league, with an average age of 18.9 years old, plus the youngest players who've earned minutes, with an even smaller average of 18.9. Despite the age disparity between them and their opponents, they haven't seen a loss yet, and they've earned four come-from-behind results this year. The team's top goal scorer, Eddy Davis III, is only 17 years old, and last week, he earned his second MLS NEXT Pro Rising Star of the Matchweek honor this season.